It is with broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on November 2, 2023 at the Cardiac Care Unit, Health Sciences Centre.
He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Delphina Fillier; brothers Wayne, Walter and Graham; sisters Margaret and Ros.
Leaving to mourn, his loving wife of 58 years, Isabel (nee Burge); his daughters Donna, Kimberley Fillier-Brown (Dean) and Patricia McGrath (Fabian); his beloved grandchildren Brian LePage (Sarah), Garreth McGrath (Nikki), Kassandra and Chad LePage and his sweetest great grandchildren Brodie; his treasured siblings Lorne, Hal (Elaine) and Jean; brothers-in-law Rod Keeping and Pearley Burge; sisters-in-law Florence Burge, Blanche Burge, Elsie Fillier and Vera Abbott; a large circle of family and friends will miss him dearly; his special niece,Paulette who was by his side throughout it all.
Special thanks to the staff at the Health Sciences Centre, nurses , Cardiac Care nurse and Dr. M. Almutawa for the excellent care they provided him. Their compassion and kindness made a difficult situation more bearable. Also special thank you to Rev. Karen Thorne and Rev. Stephanie for their prayers and comfort.
No words can express our gratitude to the residents and staff at the Heritage Square Retirement Living, CBS who made the past few months so enjoyable for Bill.
Bill has been retired for a number of years but his passion for mechanics never left him. He enjoyed telling stories about his work and the food they cooked with M.A. Rose, Newland Enterprise and Hynes Construction He always remembered his co-workers and associates throughout the construction community.
Bill was a wonderful, loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He will be remembered as a person who you could depend on, would offer a helping hand to anyone, he was a teacher, supportive and offered encouragement.
Bill passed peacefully surrounded by his family. He said his loving goodbye and that he was ready to go home. We were so lucky to have him in our lives for almost 85 years. We will miss him every day.
Visitation will be held at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 73 Commonwealth Avenue, Mount Pearl on Monday November 6, 2023 from 2:00pm-9:00pm. Funeral service will take place at the Barrett’s Mount Pearl Chapel on Tuesday November 7, 2023 at 1:00pm. Interment to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Bill’s name to a charity of one’s choice.
Missing you always.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still.
In our hearts we hold a place that only you can fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you didn’t go alone.
A part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
Rest in peace until we meet again. xoxo